Full Name
Frances Anderton
Writer, Broadcaster, Producer
Speaker Bio
Frances Anderton covers Los Angeles design and architecture in print, podcasts and public events. She is currently writing a book, “Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles.” Anderton also programs talks and events at Helms Bakery District, including, in 2022, the public symposium Seeding The City and In Harmony With Nature, a show of architectural work by James Hubbell; and, in 2021, the exhibition Low Rise Mid Rise High Rise: Housing in LA Today. For many years Anderton hosted KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture radio show, having got her start at KCRW producing Warren Olney’s current affairs shows Which Way, LA? And To The Point. She produced and co-hosted the radio series Wasted: Neat Solutions to the Dirty Problem of Waste, aired in early 2021 on KCRW's Greater LA. In 2015 she curated Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, about resilient architecture, shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Honors include the 2020 ICON Award from the Los Angeles Design Festival and the 2010 Esther McCoy Award for her work in educating the public about architecture and urbanism, bestowed by the Architectural Guild of USC School of Architecture. francesanderton.com Follow her on Instagram @dna_designandarchitecture
Frances Anderton